There’s a slew of third party applications out there but all of them stopped working when SiriusXM redesigned their website on February 4.
All you really need to do is enter your XM or Sirius username and password (make sure to check the “autologin” box), the channels allowed on your subscription will then populate the channels window. Right-click on a channel and hit play. You’re done.
I suppose where this piece of software really shines is for an application I don’t need it for at all; it can serve SiriusXM radio to other computers and devices on a network. It can even convert the stream to other audio formats like wav or mp3 if you install the third party application TVersity.
As of today, this is the best solution I’ve found. I thought it was worth sharing.
Review posted at amazon.com
Spoken Feedback: While running and listening to music on your iPod you will get feedback on the distance you have already run or what is left once you pass the halfway point. They will come up every mile or kilometer based on your preferences and you can chose a male or female voice. You can also manually trigger feedbacks by hitting the center button.
Distance measuring units: You can select miles or kilometers depending on your personal taste and of course if your training for distances like 5 or 10k.
Power Song: Oh man this is one of my favorite features! Select a song on your iPod that motivates you when running and when you need a little boost all you have to do is hold down the center button (before you ask: Gonna Fly Now)
Workout Options: Not only can you select time , calories or distance but distance covers everything from a 1k to a Marathon! If you have no specific goal in mind you can just select basic and Nike + will just keep track of your run. Also the workouts you are using the most will appear on the very first menu.
The Nikeplus website: Ok, I have to admit, I hated it at the beginning but I really got into it and I love the options of setting youself goals and also register for challenges with other Nike + runners.
The Nikeplus website: But more specifically the social networking aspect of it. To use a video game analogy it’s like Nintendo’s friend’s codes. They’ve made it so safe, you can’t really hook up with anybody unless you use the forums and I find them for the moment at best confusing.
User’s Manual and online Tutorials: Both contain either wrong or outdated informations.
It’s easy to recommend the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. It’s well designed and fairly easy to use. I wrote in this post mostly about the technical aspect of things but the incredible value comes in the motivation it gives you to run. You just want to get out there and not make a complete ass of yourself.
On a final note if you’re considering accessories, you might want to skip the Nike + iPod Watch remote, I didn’t find it particularly useful.
P.S.: The sport kit is only compatible with the iPod Nano and the iPod Touch second generation or higher, not any other models of iPods.
Look at what FedEx brought me this morning!
[12:53 PM] Gizmodo is reporting the event is packed… No kidding… 7 minutes to go. I’m dying…
[12:58 pm] iMac on stage so we can expect some news on the iTunes front. I can’t take it anymore!!!!
[1:00 PM] Here we go!
[1:02 PM] And we are starting with iTunes.
[1:03 PM] Numbers, pie charts… #3 Music retailer in the US… Come on!!!!!
[1:05 PM] I keep refreshing the iTunes site and it’s still 7.3. Oh! OK apparently not until tonight.
[1:06 PM] Ringtones… Well I don’t have an iPhone…
[1:10 PM] “Give Peace a Chance is for when NBC calls”. That’s funny.
[1:12 PM] Badabing! complete new line of iPods!!!! Aaaaaahhhhh!!!
[1:14 PM] Rumors were true for the Nano. It will support video. Looks boxy.
[1:17 PM] Awwww man that thing is so thin!
[1:18 PM] Games! So if there are gamers on the Nano, I guess we can expect games on the big boy.
[1:23 PM] “iPod Nano Battery life: 24 hours of audio playback, 5 hours of video playback.” Holy Molly!!!
[1:24 PM] Will be in store this weekend? Noooooo! In store today! It’s got to be in store today!
[1:27 PM] iPod classic. Wooooo.
[1:28 PM] 160 GB of goodness! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
[1:38 pm] It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen….
[1:49 PM] The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store. So rumor was true…
[2:04 PM] So I was blinsided for a second here. $399 for 16gb on the touch and $399 for 160gb on the classic? I have to do some thinking here.
[2:10 PM] I think it’s going to be a touch.
It took me about 30mn to setup all the devices and activities (installation of the software included) which I thought was really good. My main problem when it comes to universal remotes has always been the Scientific Atlanta 8300HD. Since it is my cable box but also my DVR it is by far the element of my entertainment center that has the most complex remote. I was shocked to realize that every single functions was there, I’d lie if I said it didn’t take a bit of getting use to it, but it’s all there.
I also love the “glow” button since I usually watch TV with the lights out.
My box of remotes is now in storage. One remote to rule them all.
$99 at Circuit City.